Welcome to Dreamer at Heart. I’m Alison, a dedicated Francophile from a young age, who is following a long held dream and living in Paris.
As a curious and passionate traveller, I spend my time exploring, wandering and uncovering the known and the not-so-known or hidden spots that only locals know. Now after four years of living in Paris, I am often told by Parisians that I know Paris better than they do.
My goal on Dreamer at Heart is to share with you hidden gems, travel guides, itineraries, gastronomy, and culture so that you can have an unforgettable travel experience.
On Dreamer at Heart, you will find a concentration of articles dedicated to
Paris and France
Paris: I’ve always loved Paris and living here has given me countless hours to stroll and discover, and bring you an insider’s perspective on this iconic city.
France: My passion for France has led me to journey to many regions including Normandy, Brittany, Provence, the Loire Valley, the Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, and the Basque Country. I love sharing with you detailed itineraries, travel guides and inspiration on these incredible destinations outside of Paris.
Find all my articles on France HERE.
Other Travel Destinations
On Dreamer at Heart you will also find articles about solo travel and travel to:
South America: where a 3-month solo journey led me to Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia,
What Is My Story?
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, I’ve had a lifelong passion for travel and took my first independent trip overseas at 15 years old, followed by a year away to explore Europe during university.
I channelled my passion for learning into a successful career as an elementary school teacher and administrator. With my Master’s in Education and much creativity, I inspired a love of learning in my students.
I decided to reignite my passion for travel 8 years ago and set out to explore the world. I discovered that my love of Paris kept calling me back. Read the full story HERE
Where Else Can You Find Me?
I have been a regular contributor over the years to Travel Awaits and written articles for many other blogs and magazines, such as the ARTA (the Alberta Retired Teacher’s Association) Newsletter. I have also been interviewed by Diana Bishop, a former news reporter, who runs the website, Women of a Certain Age in Paris.
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